Thursday, October 28, 2010

Whisk Espresso Bar / Bake Shop, Empire Shopping Gallery, Sept 2010

Dear Diary,

Have you heard about red velvet cake? This cake has been the topic of discussion in numerous blogs that I read. Is this cake super duper delicious? Curiosity got the best of me, so off we went to Empire Shopping Gallery one fine weekend (way before I gave birth) to check out Whisk Espresso Bar / Bake Shop. Words have it that this place sells tasty red velvet cake. Besides cakes, the Whisk also offers other dishes. It is just perfect for us spending our teatime there. This little café has a warmth cozy feeling to it. The staffs are friendly and courteous. However, the seats are limited due to it small space. We ordered a few items on the menu.
Macaroons (left) Beef Cottage Pie (right)
Pizza (left) Bagel with Cream Cheese and Red Velvet Cake (right)
After tasting the red velvet cake, I personally find it just so-so. It tastes good but for me not super duper delicious. So, I don’t understand what the fuss over it is all about. Hubby and my two kids like it though. One thing that put me off is the coloring. It is a bit too much as both my kids have red teeth after eating the cake. Maybe I should try this cake at other places first before giving up on it.
On the other hand, I like their bagel and pizza. The bagel reminded me of my university days. My first encounter with bagel was when I was in the US. I tried it, liked it and still do. I like it more with cream cheese and hummus. In the States, there were flavored bagel such as pumpkin, strawberry, nutty and many more. Along the same line, Whisk’s thin-crusted pizza is also appetizing even though it does not come loaded with variety of toppings.

10 notes of inspiration:

zarin said...

tk pernah sampai lg sini tpkan i think byk sgt colouring tu kot since gigi pun jadi red :D
i tk try lg baked my own red velvet cake tu sbb tk terasa nk mkn..

Fith said...

haa fith pun pelik kenapa kek red velvet ni glamour sgt kat msia,fith tgk pun tak berselera sbb warnanya tu,haha,makan mmg tak pernah lg.nanti2 ada peluang nak try lah...

Zaidah M said...

Love bagels too! Lightly toasted, then spread the creamy melting cream cheese. Even better when there is smoked salmon and capers! YUM! Lovely family, Unai!

aS_c0mei said...

balik haritu ada lalu Empire apa benda ni.saya mati2 igt Empire ni kecik,ala2 kedai biasa,rupanya shopping mall ye.kah kah kah...

anyway,saya pon heran sgt dgn kek red velvet tu,almost semua blog yg saya baca & twitter yg saya follow,keep on promoting kek ni.sedap amat kah?balik hari tu tak terfikir pon nak try.hanya igt nasi kerabuuuu...=P

lagi satu,tutti frutti tu,ramai jugak dok ckp...tskkk,camne la benda nya tahhh...makanan tak sihat tuuuu.*ayat nak sedapkan hati.akakkaka*

apa benda bagel tu kak?mcm donut jer.org kampung ni kak,tak kenal bagel.heheheeee

Unaizah said...

Zarin - Nanti if you tergerak hati nak bake red velvet cake, i gi bertandang rumah you ye...hihihi.

Fith - Glamerkan kek ni...tah pe yg digembar-gemburkan pun tak tahu. Yg akak rasa hari tu, akak tak suka sangat. Warnanya yg merah sangat tu kinda scary kan hihihi. Kalau jumpa kek tu kat tempat lain, boleh la try lagi.

Zaidah - Loovveee bagels with cream cheese n also with hummus. You should try with hummus. Teringat time study dulu...bagels la peneman kala lapar if study lelama kat kampus. Thanks dear...

As - Empire Shopping Gallery ni shopping mall tp tak le besar if nak compare dgn Midvalley or 1Utama. Sana sini heboh pasal red velvet cake ni kan tp yg akak rasa hari tu tak la sedap sgt. Byk lagi kek lain yg sedap. Tutti frutti yg akak tahu is perisa Slurpee yg dijual di 7-11. Slurpee tu cam ice blended la lebih kurang tp flavornya manis-manis. Akak pun org kampung gak....yg boleh kenal bagel ni pun sebab gi study kat US. Bagel ni bentuknya cam donut tp texturenya keras tak lembut cam donut or gebu cam roti.

ERMAYUM said...

cik Unai u dah habis panatang ke berjalan sana sini ya Allah hehhe
i pun tak pernah lagi makan tuhari dah habis macaroon apa ke benda tu dah rasa tak suka aaa manis wooo.

Unaizah said...

Ermayum - Hihihi tak habis lagi pantang, baru 32 hari. Dah lama gi Whisk ni time pregnant dulu, cuma tak post dlm blog je. Berkurun dok dlm draft. Kan dah mention dlm entry tu...sure termiss baca ni.

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